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Old 07-21-2011, 11:07 PM   #21
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Ok Guys, I just installed the inside dual frig cooling fans I got of Ebay. Tell me am I expecting to much, when I put my hand in front of the cooling fans I can't feel alot of air flow. Tell me am I expecting to much out of these little frig fans? Oh by the way the install was very easy it might have taken maybe 10 min to get power to them.
It blows onto the fins, so it is hard to feel. I have talked to the guy that makes them and they have found that is the best configuration. At least in my case it made a huge difference. You still have to space out your food enough to allow air circulation, but it should be much cooler overall.
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Old 07-21-2011, 11:16 PM   #22
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Thanks Terry, We're going on vacation next week .We're going to the beach so that should give them a good test.
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Old 07-22-2011, 08:49 AM   #23
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Thanks Terry, We're going on vacation next week .We're going to the beach so that should give them a good test.
How did you run the wire to 12 volt?
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Old 07-22-2011, 07:21 PM   #24
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Hey Ernie, It was simple.
You just get a piece of 20 gauge wire--
Take your top rack out of frig-
I also removed my drip pan from inside of frig to get easier access to the drip hose-
then you just push the wire down your drip hose--
After you have about 2 feet of wire on the outside connect your wire to the dual cooling fans on the inside of frig--
go to outside frig compartment and on our Rv's(330 rlts) you will see a wire clearly marked 12v--
connect the fan lead to the black wire 12v lead--
go back to inside of frig and there a alligator clip on back of dual fan ,which is your neutral wire clip and clip the clip on cooling fins on inside frig,
your fans cut on, when you want to cut them off just unclip the fans from the cooling fins and fans cut off.
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Thanks. I will install mine this weekend.
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Thanks Terry, We're going on vacation next week .We're going to the beach so that should give them a good test.
I just wanted to follow up on this thread I started and after 4 days in Florida humidity and heat, my frig and freezer are working like a champ. I have been able to cut my temp down from 5 to 3 and still froze freezer pops in about 3 hrs. Ice cream in the freezer stays hard I must say the frig fans were a good modification that I would recommend.:hihi::hihi::hihi:
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While I'm very new to the Starcraft, I have used an inside and outside fan on my other trailer (Casita). The inside fan helps by just circulating the cold air. it's a small compartment and stagnant air isn't helping with keeping things cold. it also helps prevent things on the bottom freezing.

The outside fan helps a lot as well. I changed from "oh dear, food is spoiling (50+)" to "no problems (40+)" when camping in 100 degree plus weather here in NM.

I would think trailers with the fridge on the slide would have the same problems that Casita has. Namely, instead of venting the hot air out of the top of the trailer, it goes out the side. If you look at Domestic's installation guides, that is the "least preferred" method.

My plan is to add fans to the outside of the fridge. I'll probably do like I did on the Casita, and use a couple of low amp draw computer fans. I'm thinking about putting them up under the roof vent - possibly strapped right to the fins. I doubt I'll do a thermistor - instead just put a switch somewhere. Time will tell

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I picked up one of the rv frig fans on ebay, wiring the fan should be pretty easy, I'm not 100% sure on attaching to the fins, anyone have any pictures they could share?

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I picked up one of the rv frig fans on ebay, wiring the fan should be pretty easy, I'm not 100% sure on attaching to the fins, anyone have any pictures they could share?

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Your frig has cooling fins inside your frig and the cooling fan has a clip on the back. After you hook 12v power to the fan, when you attach the clip on the fins the fan will come on. The clip is the neutral connection.
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Not a very clear pic, but you can attach it anywhere on the fins. The fins are the ground that complete the circuit. I have experimented with putting it over the sensor on the right, or moving it over to the left by the milk shelf. There was not that much difference in cooling, but I think I like it better over the milk. There seems to be more room for airflow on the left side. That top shelf on ours tends to get a lot of lunch meat and it restricts the airflow a little right below the fan.

One thing I can tell you - just having it in there anywhere makes a huge difference.
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